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Colfax Health and Rehab News – August 15, 2012

This week we were busy as usual with activities

On Monday after a leisure breakfast, we went to devotions and got the day going with devotions to lift our spirits. The reading group listened to Alice Massie read from her book of short stories. Alice is one of our residents who has written short stories for a few years. First we lifted our spirits, then our intellect, and then our bodies got a wakeup call as we lifted our limbs with a little exercise. After Dinner many residents went to the REX Class.

Our afternoon music program had to be rescheduled. Susie Hill was here to help with plan 2 which was going out in the court yard and playing trivia and making root beer floats. The day was so beautiful and the floats so good that many residents wanted to stay outside and just enjoy the day. We didn’t even know that Monday was National Root Beer Float Day! The 6 pm Rex Class was well attended.

On Tuesday morning residents once again went to Devotions, Reading Group and Exercise. Veda was here many hours helping with activities. After dinner and the REX Class, The residents gathered in the Bingo Hall. When the game was over coffee and treats were served. The Happy Hour started at 3:45. As usual many residents seem to enjoy the beverage, chips, music and conversations.

Wednesday Pastor Sands from Hay River & Ridgeland Lutheran Church led the Church Service. Music was provided by Deloris Huber on the Piano. It is a blessing to have these Church Services in house each week. Linnea helped transport residents and helped them with their song books.

Wednesday’s dinner was Ham with Cheesy Hash browns, corn, and Peach Crisp for Desert. Residents choose from the menu every day. We have many alternative menu items to pick from. Residents had the opportunity to cast absentee votes at 1:30 in the afternoon before the bowling tournament began. The ladies were gracious enough to let two gentlemen get high scores. Everyone won after the games, when coffee was served with tasty bars. The REX Bounce Ball Game in the evening was well attended.

Thursday morning the volleyball game. The Red and Blue teams decided that it didn’t matter who won, they just wanted to have fun. Ashlee Coates and her children and small dog helped make the fun. I don’t think the dog played, but he did chase the big ball which was bigger than he was.

Thursday afternoon some residents went on a Joy Ride. A movie and popcorn was offered to others who didn’t want to venture out in the rain. Volunteer Bethany Ferry made the popcorn and also spent some time reading to some residents in their rooms. Friday morning Loretta led Rosary for the Catholic Residents. Veda brought residents to the activities and helped all day. What would we do without the wonderful volunteers?

The Gospel Sing was beautiful. Julie, and Glen led the Sing and Deloris was the pianist. The Holden Church sponsored the Bingo game in the afternoon to help us celebrate the August Birthdays.

The beautiful weather was taken advantage of on Saturday and Sunday. Residents had many visitors. Leona Ubbelohde was here as well as many family members. We plan a lot of activities for the residents, but the family visits are what residents like best!

That’s all for this week here in Colfax where the work at the building site continues and the men are strong and all the women are good looking..